What does advanced workplace technology bring to the table?
Technology can make a world of difference for businesses, but how far do we want to take it? In China, a police station fully staffed with robots was opened in 2017 and a bank with not a single human employee opened its doors to the customers in early 2018.
Ireland is not as advanced in terms of mechanization of its workforce, but technology is not remaining stale and progress is being made constantly.
Here is how technology can break the established work practices and introduce new ways for businesses to function.
The practice of working from home is on the rise. In UK alone, some agencies estimate that it won’t be long until the practice is being made mainstream.
With professional group chat apps like Slack, Skype, Google Docs and Dropbox, it’s no surprise that remote working is being considered to be the next natural step in the development of workplace.
Augmented (or virtual) reality has been labeled the next big thing for quite some time now, and for the right reason. It is mind boggling what it can do for designers, real estate agents, fashion industry, health and safety, training, etc. The possibilities are almost endless and the technology is already here. All that is left is just to wait for businesses to catch up and embrace it.
In many industries, the jobs are constantly changing, evolving and demand new sets of skills and qualifications from the employees performing them. In the near future, software and hardware will be used to train, develop and monitor the performance of employees, who will have to be continuously learn and gain new knowledge.
Bio technology like iris or fingerprint recognition will be an incredibly common thing in the workplace of near future. Staff access cards and computer login passwords will no longer be required as bio technology will be able to recognize each person based on their biological traits and grant appropriate access.
Voice recognition technology is becoming more and more popular with businesses. Booking a meeting, sending an email or placing an order with the help of corporate Alexa can help companies improve productivity. Other apps like Otter help users to transcribe vocal conversations and search through transcriptions, further enhancing the capabilities and potential of voice tech software.
Easier international business
It has never been easier to do business long-distance. Thanks to online platforms like Trello and Basecamp, work can be done remotely without the need to be in the same office or even country.
Language barriers are also being broken in due part thanks to technology. Computer assisted translation tools come to aid by quickly translating documents, emails and other content.
It’s safe to say that even if most businesses are not using robots in the workplace, most of them will introduce some sort of robotic automation in near future. Outsourcing boring routine and mundane tasks to machines will free up human employees to work on important, exciting projects, improving productivity and work satisfaction.